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August 2021 Forecast and Third Quarter North Node Horoscopes

AUGUST 2021 FORECAST

August 2021 offers seemingly tame transits compared to the past eight months. Much continues to evolve beyond the veil, and these calmer energies support shifts arising from prior revelations and realizations. Sometimes “calm” months prove most eventful, bringing change in less traumatic, more deliberate ways than volatile transits might have triggered.

August 1-2 Sun conjunct Mercury, opposite Saturn. A call to commit: will we follow through with the work and reorganization revealed as necessary for future success? How do we interpret and understand the individual’s role vs. authoritarian and/or societal pressures? These are not rhetorical questions. Pay attention to personal insights that arise through collective themes.

August 6-7 Sun square Uranus. We’re not done with those questions. As Richard Bach said, “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.” Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus brings an urge for individual freedom. Ongoing protests highlight this struggle in the public sphere, but it also occurs within. Beware of throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Rash actions may not lead to desired results. Think evolution, not just re-volution. Spiral up instead of “spinning your wheels” or going around in circles.

August 8 New Moon in Leo at 9:50 a.m. Eastern. Spend time with people with whom you feel a sense of connection and togetherness. This might mean an email, text or phone exchange, joining a group meditation, or going to church. If you feel isolated in these divisive times, focus on the common experiences that draw us towards each other. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Whether you feel it or not, you, too, are part of a greater whole. This New Moon occurs on the “8/8 Lion’s Gate,” a time of infinite manifestation and intention.

August 9-10 Venus opposite Neptune. With Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces, questions of service and values arise. Beware of any tendencies towards martyrdom, as this transit makes for easy exploitation. Pray for discernment when people tug your heartstrings. Not everyone who urges compassion practices it themselves. If you need clarity on relationships, try to postpone any firm decisions. Confusing energies surround love life, values and self-esteem. Good days for art and creativity, bad days to indulge addictive behaviors. If you feel disillusioned, create something beautiful instead of wallowing in disappointment. Allow harmony and transcendence to wash over you. In its highest expression, this transit could trigger dreams and inspiration.

August 11 Mercury opposite Jupiter. This transit favors extremist thinking and communication. Verbal demands could increase, as could holier than thou attitudes. A quick transit that reminds us to take whatever people say with a grain of salt. Finding the humor in situations can tip these energies in more positive directions.

August 10-11 Venus trine Pluto. Relationships intensify as the Goddess of Love moves into harmonious aspect with Pluto, Lord of the Underworld. This transit makes us aware of deeper values and our primal need for intimacy. Creative projects receive extra subconscious fuel. We might experience “terrible beauty” or obsessive fascination. Encounters feel fated, even if short lived.

August 18-19 Mercury conjunct Mars. “Those are fightin’ words.” Information warfare ramps up, but we might finally find the will to say what must be said. A courageous time to speak out. Protests could intensify, especially about the right to free speech. If you don’t want to join a public protest, at least speak the truth to yourself within a song or journal.

August 19-20 Sun opposite Jupiter, and Mercury trine Uranus. These days favor unusual news and big opportunities. If you feel like you’re on a lucky streak, express gratitude and curb any tendencies to boast or gloat. Receive the most from these transits by keeping an open mind and heart.

August 21-23 Mars trine Uranus. This often volatile planetary combo grounds itself in earthy Virgo and Taurus, and the trine aspect brings harmony. Mars in Virgo brings a “git ‘er done” energy to rebel Uranus in Taurus. Instead of toppling the apple cart, we might plant an entire orchard. This transit bodes well for projects that feel long past due, yet right on time.

August 22 Full Moon in Aquarius at 8:02 a.m. Eastern. This is the second Full Moon in Aquarius this year. The first one occurred in very early Aquarius on July 23 or 24, depending on your timezone. This one occurs in very late Aquarius, just before the Sun moves into Virgo later that day. This is a void of course Full Moon, also known as a “Moon wobble.” Not the best time for big declarations or intentions. It is, however, an excellent time for meditation and connecting with the Cosmos. Allow yourself to participate as “an architect of peace.” The Sun in Virgo can then ground those insights into lasting habits.

August 23 Venus trine Saturn. A gentle, supportive transit that makes it easier to follow through on commitments. It also eases creative projects into tangible form. This is a good day to nourish your skin and enjoy dressing in classic styles.

August 24-25 Mercury opposite Neptune. Oh, the confusion! Information overload. What’s real, what’s not? If you feel like you’re losing your mind, you’ll find it much easier to use your right brain than your left brain at this time. If you lose your car keys or forget something “important,” realize that higher forces are at work. What dissolves or fades away because of this “mistake” or “leak” needed to go anyway. This transit favors transcendent communication and worldviews. Examine the details some other time. For now, pay extra attention to dreams and symbols. Let your intuition guide you without the need for strict interpretation. That can come later, but it won’t come now — at least not with any accuracy. Feel into possibilities of a bigger picture beyond your current level of understanding.

August 26 Mercury trine Pluto. As the miasma begins to clear, expect some deep revelations and new understanding about formerly hidden things. Words carry extra power and magic.

August 28 North Node conjunct Black Moon Lilith. The (True) North Node meets (True) Black Moon Lilith, demanding the collective consider issues of sovereignty, abuse, women’s reproduction, the Dark Feminine, Wild Woman, and Shadow themes. The best way to handle Lilith energies is to honor your body. Don’t try to override it with your mind. Avoid autoimmune and histamine reactions by trusting your body’s response and following that guidance.

August 30 Mercury enters Libra. A return to civil discourse? Maybe. Libra values cooperation and compromise. Libra holds the balanced scales of Justice. Mercury in Libra can also spin things so they seem less harsh and ugly. Mercury will spend extra time in Libra this year due to retrograde action from September 27 – October 18.

How August’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This monthly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.           – Laura


You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. (If you’re right on a cusp, consider both options, or book a reading for more clarity.)

THIRD QUARTER 2021 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

ARIES NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 offers a chance for rebirth. With wounded healer Chiron still transiting Aries, Pluto still squaring from Capricorn, Saturn sextiling from Aquarius, and Venus and the Sun in Libra (your South Node), this quarter could feel intense. Add to that the supportive activation from the transiting nodal axis, and Aries North Node natives will feel pressured to release, heal and move forward. “Intense” does not mean “negative.” Your Libra South Node interprets intensity as “bad,” but this is not the case for you. Aries thrives on intensity and challenge. You yearn to find better ways to get ahead — financially, in your health, in relationships, and in any latent goal. Own that ambition! You can transform desire into courage. Allow yourself to want and seek. This will feel unnatural or even “wrong” sometimes, but your soul desires more individuation this lifetime. When you take necessary action, you empower others to live in more authentic ways for them. They may learn to do things themselves, or develop other partnerships that meet their needs. You do you. Co-dependence hobbles you and makes you miserable. Aim for excellence and let the chips fall where they may. Make room for pleasant surprises.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 turns up the heat on Taurus North Node natives. In addition to a seven year stay of revolutionary Uranus in Taurus, squares from Aquarius and Leo add friction to your nodal axis. Questions will arise about where you’re headed and where you’ve been. Expect some changes in the way you think about the world, but these new energies will work to your benefit. We live in unprecedented times. Your North Node sign asks you to ground lightning strikes of inspiration and radical change into solid, grounded, Earth-loving pursuits. When in doubt, always come back to the Earth Element. Your Scorpio South Node PTSD might feel triggered this quarter, but you’re not here to crash and burn. You came here to live well. You already know about loss and recovery. Your soul wants to experience hope and the rewards of slow, steady movement “as if.” It’s OK to plan for your future. Find ways to build a sense of safety and security. Nurture growth. Your sign’s ruler, Venus, will transit Libra — the other sign she rules — from August 16-September 10, 2021. This transit empowers Venus, and her energies will quincunx your North Node. Make the most of this energy by creating or enjoying more beauty around your home and body.

GEMINI NORTH NODE: As the transiting North Node continues to move through Gemini, the stars align to get you back on path. Your experiences link closely to the collective right now. It might help to ponder the phrase, “As Within, So Without.” Do this with curiosity, not judgment. Your Sagittarius South Node can easily slip into the blame game, and that saps your energy. You can bring the best of the past into a new form in the present. This intense North Node Return every 18 years or so works in your favor. Whatever or whoever falls away does so because they’re not on path for you. “If not this, then something better” is not just a catch phrase. It becomes a guiding force when the transiting North Node passes through your sign. July encourages you to get grounded. This will improve your health and confidence. If you feel like taking a time out in August, follow that nudge. The dog days of summer make for good siestas or even a mini road trip. With a Gemini North Node, you don’t need to go far away to “get away.” Little trips shift your perspective and give a quick recharge. You’ll also save money, so small adventures allow more frequent forays. Above all, you need to add some fun into your life. Don’t get hung up on what’s supposed to be fun. Just focus on little moments of delight.

CANCER NORTH NODE: This quarter starts strong for Cancer North Node natives, with the Sun shining light in Cancer until July 23. The New Moon in Cancer on July 9-10 offers a karmic reset to help you plan for your future. Nostalgia may arise. Seek to balance the best of the past while also acknowledging where you’ve outgrown it. Allow yourself to daydream a little, then spin those fantasies into action. Uranus continues to sextile mid-Cancer from Taurus, bringing an urge to purge, in preparation for the softer side of life. Instead of judging yourself, experiment with viewing yourself in a new light: fresh, innocent. What qualities are you midwifing into being? You’ll recognize balance by how contracted or expansive you feel. Sometimes contractions trigger birth, so pay attention to emotional messages behind any apparent restrictions. Look for overall trends rather than freaking out if you feel the need to readjust. Shifting focus or needing support does not denote failure. Cancer North Node natives need to find a balance between loneliness or over-responsibility for others vs. cozy cooperation. If something stretches your comfort zone, lean into vulnerability. Share your limitations and ask for help. That stiff upper lip no longer serves you.

LEO NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 ramps up your positive North Node activations. Think “mastery.” Hone your craft and embrace those talents. July invites you to deepen your sense of purpose. Find a balance between form and function. Something should look and sound good, but it also needs to work! Full commitment will yield more satisfying results. Increased love of self and others pervades August. Your hard work in relationships begins to pay off as you integrate masculine and feminine, active and passive energies within yourself. Follow your heart, Leo. It leads you well. Take pride in your appearance, too. Really, you are worth it. September brings a chance to “level up” in all areas. Accept opportunities to dance in the spotlight — metaphorical or otherwise. Give yourself permission to engage anything that makes your heart smile. Earlier efforts bear fruit, and it tastes sweeter when you love who you are and what you do. Leo North Node natives know how to tap into the Aquarian energies of 2021 while adding just the right pizzazz. Don’t be afraid to stand out. It’s your destiny.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: This quarter reminds Virgo North Node natives to focus your mind on what you do want, then follow through with whatever steps you can take right now. When you mentally link something under your influence to something beyond your control, the tiniest shifts can start a chain reaction. Beware of your tendency to carry everyone else’s burden. Sometimes that weight grows too heavy. Practice discernment about which tasks are really essential, versus ones that only seem to fall to you. Your Pisces South Node surrenders to it all, whether or not you like it, and whether or not that fits who you’re becoming. Virgo sometimes earns a reputation of being too critical, but your life path requires you to decide what you do or do not want to experience. You don’t need to accept it all; in fact, you’re not supposed to. You don’t need to be all things to everyone. Boundaries allow you to frame relationships in ways that benefit all involved, including you. Use September’s New Moon in Virgo to clear the miasma. When in doubt, check in with your body. What does it tell you about this situation or relationship? Follow your body’s lead, then check in with your mind. When in doubt, the physical and mental realms guide you better than emotions or a too passive spiritual approach.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 invites you to “pay it forward.” Think “random acts of kindness” and even “service done in secret.” It’s not about personal accolades or taking credit. You’ll find extra satisfaction when you balance scales without making a big deal of it. As the transiting North Node, Saturn and sometimes Jupiter continue to trine your North Node sign, use this quarter to reassess how you give and receive. Venus, your sign ruler, graces Libra from August 16-September 10, 2021. Allow yourself to revel in beauty, harmony and creativity. You don’t always need to fight your way through. You can use your inner fire as a creative spark that brings into being more of the things you love. If you relax from trying to push so far ahead, you’ll find yourself on higher ground, and in good company. As Buckminster Fuller said, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Supportive energy from Aquarius makes you more innovative than usual. Look for partnerships that bring out the best in each of you. When you focus on grace, ease and love, you elevate life from mere survival to something exquisite.

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: Use this quarter to focus on feeling safe, secure and discreet. If the world seems like too much right now, then allow yourself a quiet retreat. Take five minutes — or five days — to focus on the cycle of your breath. In, then out, then in, then out. Ride the wave of the breath, and allow it to carry you to distant shores. If you feel trapped, ask to recognize the root of your illusions, and to see your way forward. You’re in a phase of friction, with intense energies squaring your nodal axis. Squares feel uncomfortable, but they produce results! Work these energies to your own advantage. Intuition serves you well, so pay attention. Whenever you see a “problem,” intend to recognize and receive the solution. Sometimes relief will come through other people, and that’s OK. Sometimes you’ll find relief through a deeper connection with your own unconscious or a mystical encounter with the Divine. Your soul wants you to realize how much support you really have. Much of this support comes from the invisible plane, but it does exist. Get in touch with your passions. Who or what gives you courage? Step into your own power by honoring the depth of your experience. Affirm to yourself, “I am strong.” Because you are.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 urges you to take the best of the past in preparation for a joyful, wise and strong future. As the transiting North Node continues to move through Gemini, you might feel 180 from most people you know. As always — but especially now — your inner guidance will lead you in better directions than mainstream anything. Deepen your connection with kindred spirits, and take time to dance instead of just plodding through life. When the urge for introspection arises, trust that this, too, is necessary and right for you. The transiting South Node, karmic Saturn and wounded healer Chiron bring a “fated” feeling to your encounters. This past year through December 2021 offers subtle (and sometimes dramatic) course corrections. Look back nine and eighteen years ago for insights into potential upgrades from old patterns. Who or what makes you feel strong? In which ways do you inspire and uplift others? Shine light in dark places. Your spirit soars when you find a philosophy of life that calms the chatter. If you feel overwhelmed by “monkey mind,” then mantra meditation can help. Pick a word or phrase in English, Sanskrit or whatever language triggers an expansive heart. Repeat, and ride into the zone.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: By late September, what seems like a loss in July will have revealed itself as a cosmic course correction. 2020’s intense dismantling, troubleshooting and restructuring prepared you to weather whatever storms arise. You can lean into your Cancer South Node intuition, but avoid getting lost in your emotions. Take a practical perspective, assessing what works and what doesn’t. Use the sword of truth to cut through confusion and maintain your integrity. Saturn rules Capricorn, and he’s the cosmic taskmaster. With Lord of the Underworld Pluto still in your North Node sign, Wounded Healer Chiron squaring from Aries, and all the July activity in Cancer, you’re not off the hook yet. Pay attention to anything that feels fated. This quarter might seem intense, but you can work these energies to your advantage. When in doubt, opt for “most efficient and functional.” Don’t allow yourself to feel guilty if you make delicious lemonade out of lemons. If your lemonade stand gains accolades, know that you deserve these. Nourish your skin this quarter, and do something to improve your posture. Practicing victory pose builds confidence and helps you step more into a leadership role.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 brings an unusual two Full Moon’s in Aquarius, adding extra energy to Saturn and Jupiter’s foray there. Your South Node also gets triggered by all the activity in Leo. Pay attention to encounters that seem fated. Some offer opportunities for new connection and collaboration, but just as many could involve release of old energies and karmic ties. Look back to mid-February 2021 to see which energies arose around the time of the New Moon in Aquarius. That was a super Aquarian time, and you’ve had six months to integrate those alignments. Take time to reflect on all the elements coming together. Who are you becoming? With Saturn retrograde in Aquarius until October 10, Third Quarter 2021 might still feel unfinished or restrained. Use this time to innovate and tinker with your “plans.” Whenever the North Node gets frequent or persistent hits, we feel the hand of destiny orchestrating events. Your ego might not like that, but your soul appreciates this course correction. Align your inner compass for the next 18 years.

PISCES NORTH NODE: This quarter begins with both of your North Node sign’s co-rulers in Pisces. Jupiter remains in Pisces until July 28, when he moves into Aquarius and then returns to Pisces on December 28. Neptune’s here for the long haul. Jupiter and Neptune make for extra strong Pisces energy, emphasizing beauty faith, and healing. July offers an introspective preview of 2022, so take notes on what you love and what you’d love to experience in more harmonious ways. When planning for your future, always leave room for the Great Mystery with a capital M. Your Virgo South Node wants to know what’s next — along with all the how’s — but that attitude leads to misery. You’ll feel more inspired, grounded and abundant when you prioritize the spiritual and emotional above the material and mental. August could challenge you with continued squares from the transiting nodal axis, as well as quincunx energy from Leo. Whenever you feel worried or discouraged, start a gratitude list. Your Virgo South Node loves lists! A gratitude list not only gives you something to do, it also reminds you of a much larger story unfolding through your life. Quiet power is still power. Allow the still, small voice to guide and soothe.

Full Moon in Aquarius ~ July 23, 2021

On July 23 or 24, depending on your timezone, we have the first of two Aquarius Full Moons this year. My July 2021 Forecast noted:

July 23 Full Moon in Aquarius at 10:37 p.m. Eastern. This Full Moon falls in very early Aquarius, close to the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction of Winter Solstice 2020. Hopes and intentions that couldn’t quite manifest then may release now — either fully formed, or upgraded into something more aligned with the Highest Good of All. Non-attachment is an Aquarian virtue that invites curiosity and innovation. Use this Full Moon to gain new perspective. Pay attention to sudden insights and intuitive downloads. The things we most need often sneak through the backdoor while we’re hanging out on the front porch.

This Full Moon occurs at 1°26′ Aquarius. Since we always round up for Sabian Symbols, the symbol for 2° Aquarius is “AN UNEXPECTED THUNDERSTORM.” You can read the full write up here. It emphasizes sudden changes — especially natural events — for which we feel unprepared. While this sounds ominous, it can also serve as a good reminder to keep basic things on hand like extra food and water. You don’t need to go full Doomsday Prepper, but these times bring enough uncertainty that a little preparedness makes good sense.

Attitude’s important. The ability to adapt to change brings opportunities. Where others might feel overwhelmed, some inner flexibility and good old fashioned prayer can position you to receive blessings you never thought possible. I recommend mantras like “If not this, then something better” and “I am always in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing.”

Pay attention to little nudges ahead of this Full Moon. If you need to complete, acquire or get rid of something, this transit encourages you to do what needs to be done. Act from a place of curiosity and invitation, rather than from a place of fear. Every Full Moon offers a chance for release — this one more than most. You can surf powerful cosmic energies.

The Centaur Chariklo closely conjuncts the Full Moon at 1°52′ Aquarius. In mythology, Chariklo is the loving wife of Chiron, the Wounded Healer. She brings healing magic to this “unexpected thunderstorm.” According to foreverconscious.com:

Chariklo is the largest known asteroid in our solar system.

The night Chariklo was discovered was an auspicious one. She was spotted under the Aquarius Sun on February 15, 1997, and together with four other planets and the Moon, she created a perfect six-pointed star in our night sky. Such a remarkable alignment at the time of her discovery indicates a magic to her energy.

Chariklo’s discovery as part of this six-pointed star indicates an energy of creation, miracles, divination, protection, and destiny.

Chariklo is considered a celestial body of grace, healing, and compassion. Her energy is pure and gentle, and a reminder of the loving-kindness that lives within us all.

On a personal note, this all happens to conjunct my natal Moon, thereby triggering my exact Sun-Moon-Pluto Grand Trine in Air. The Sun point sits right on my Sun-Pluto Midpoint, so I expect this Full Moon to feel extra deep and potent to me. I’m grateful for Chariklo’s buffering effect.

Conjuncting the Sun point at 1°26′ Leo, is Vulkanus at 2°, Psyche at 3°, and Ophelia at 4° Leo. This combo intensifies emotions and intuitive awareness. Even if you breeze through this passage, those around you might struggle. Take care of yourself, but remember to have compassion for people caught off guard. Astrology and inner work give us a heads up, so that we can more easily respond to and even embrace change. Many of us are “strategically placed” to hold space and uplift vibrations in our vicinity.

The Hopi have listed “Four Easy Steps for Surviving the Earth Changes and All the Prophecies

1. Keep your eyes open.
2. Let go of fear.
3. Learn all you can.
4. Live your spirituality.”

As they say, “This can be a good time.”

It’s also a good time to review the idea of El Mundo Bueno. Different realities exist. Choose often, and choose well. Moment by moment, we live.

New Moon in Cancer ~ July 9, 2021

My July 2021 Forecast noted:

July 9 New Moon in Cancer at 9:17 p.m. Eastern time. Even more so than usual, this New Moon asks for integration. Rational and intuitive, masculine and feminine. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A PRIEST PERFORMING A MARRIAGE CEREMONY.” Focus on the sacred act of uniting polarities. This union allows for something new to emerge. A baby, a book, a transcendental experience. It’s a good time to meditate or engage in ritual — anything that elevates the mundane into something sacred.

The New Moon occurs at 18°01′ Cancer. Since we always round up for Sabian Symbols, we look up 19° Cancer:

PHASE 109 (CANCER 19°): A PRIEST PERFORMING A MARRIAGE CEREMONY.

KEYNOTE: The ritualization of productive interpersonal relationships.

This scene symbolizes the profound need for referring the interplay and the relatively permanent and productive union of all polarities to some third factor which either includes, or transcends and gives spiritual meaning to, the relationship. A conjugal union is essentially and traditionally the union of a man and a woman for the sake of producing progeny able to perpetuate the racial type, the family tradition and the way of life of a particular culture (or “subculture”), including a set of religious beliefs. The married couple is the basic productive unit in our society – as it has been for millennia in all patriarchal societies. The purpose of any established religion (including tribal cults) is to glorify, sanction and bless with a super-personal meaning all personal and interpersonal activities. This occurs through the “sacraments,” and indeed through most religious rites.

At this fourth stage of the five-fold sequence we are given the basic technique used in all processes of effectual social or group integration. It is the technique which takes the form of sociocultural, and thus business or religious, ritualization. Through this technique commonplace individual endeavors acquire SANCTION; that is, they are ritualized and indeed “sanctified.”

(You can find all of Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbols listed here.)

In addition to energy of sacred marriage, this New Moon also features cosmic lovers Mars and Venus within two degrees of each other. They will exactly conjunct each other on July 13 at 10:16 a.m. Eastern time. Their close proximity at the time of this New Moon links that day with the exact conjunction four days later. We might consider this a single, multi-day event. Mars and Venus consummate at 19°50′ Leo, so for Sabian Symbols we look up 20° Leo:

PHASE 140 (LEO 20°): ZUNI INDIANS PERFORM A RITUAL TO THE SUN.

KEYNOTE: A return to the glorification of natural energies.

While the first symbol of this five-fold sequence pictured the magnificence of the returning sun after a storm, in this last symbol we see, by implication, man returning to nature and glorifying the sun after the long crisis of “civilized” living in artificial cities. For many years now, the American Pueblo Indian has been for the weary city dweller and the dried-up intellectual a symbol of this “return to nature.” After having ruthlessly destroyed him, we come to him as an exemplar of peaceful and harmonious group living.

This fifth symbol of the twenty-eighth sequence brings us the image of a reversal of our socialized activity and opens for us the way to the deepest release of our long-denied root energies. Natural man links himself consciously to the source of all life on earth. And this means IDENTIFICATION THROUGH WORSHIP — and the sanctification of the creative power.

Considering both events together — the New Moon in Cancer and Venus conjunct Mars — highlights themes of union, ritual and sanctity. Questions to ask yourself and feel into during this multi-day event include:

Which polarities need integration in my life?

How might a small ceremony honor and deepen that connection?

How can I get back to nature?

How can I feel more natural?

How do my creativity and spirituality relate to each other?

Happy New Moon and Venus conjunct Mars! Wishing you all a magical few days.

July 2021 Forecast and Third Quarter North Node Horoscopes

JULY 2021 FORECAST

The Sun in Cancer for the first three weeks of July highlights family, home, nurturing and security. With Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto retrograde all month, and Wounded Healer Chiron stationing retrograde on July 15, this month encourages quiet introspection. On the other hand, we’ll feel significant Mars energy this month. Things could get spicy! You can read highlights below, followed by new Third Quarter North Node Horoscopes.

July 2 Mars trine Chiron: These energies work surprisingly well together. Both warriors, they give added willpower and drive to healing endeavors. Battles wounds come in many forms, both inner and outer. This is a good time to offer unconditional compassion and advocate for your own health needs. It also urges support for veterans and those in the medical field who fight for true healing. Practice Aikido — learn to defend yourself by redirecting your opponent’s energy. This applies on many levels, not just physical.

July 4 Mars square Uranus could make for a fiery Independence Day in the US. On January 20, 2021, these planets conjuncted. Now they square off. Warrior Mars creates friction with rebel Uranus. Any restrictions feel too tight. Tempers flare. This is not a good day to tempt fate with high risk moves, but it could bring innovative solutions to light. This transit offers liberation for those who fight in unusual and inspired ways.

July 9 New Moon in Cancer at 9:17 p.m. Eastern time. Even more so than usual, this New Moon asks for integration. Rational and intuitive, masculine and feminine. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A PRIEST PERFORMING A MARRIAGE CEREMONY.” Focus on the sacred act of uniting polarities. This union allows for something new to emerge. A baby, a book, a transcendental experience. It’s a good time to meditate or engage in ritual — anything that elevates the mundane into something sacred.

July 11 Mercury enters Cancer: Emotional intelligence comes to the forefront. With Mercury in Cancer, we more easily recognize when words don’t match the underlying emotional signature. This may come as a relief after all the wheeling, dealing and rapid-fire revelations of Mercury in Gemini — including what many experienced as an intense Mercury retrograde. With Mercury in Gemini, we can “lose the forest for the trees.” With Mercury in Cancer, we feel our way through the forest and the trees. The next sixteen days support writing poetry and telling loved ones how much you care.

July 13 Venus conjunct Mars in Leo: The cosmic lovers meet in big-hearted Leo. Their closeness at the time of the New Moon shines into true intimacy now. Leo is a fire sign, and passions run high. Existing relationships will heat up, and this transit could spark a new romance. This doesn’t always mean “fated love,” but love is in the collective air.

July 15 Chiron stations retrograde in Aries. This station may at first feel frustrating, but the retrograde transit will clarify much on the inner plane. Between now and December 19, we’ll gain a much better understanding of the whole picture. This, in turn, will lead to deeper healing and fulfillment. Have patience with yourself and others. When possible, try to defuse explosive situations in favor of the wisdom that comes through doing your own inner work.

July 17 Sun opposite Pluto: Light shines on the dark underworld of power, taboo topics and abuse. If something needs to go, it will become more apparent today and the days surrounding the 17th. Spontaneous destruction could occur, if people resist the primal urge to change. Leaning into powerful transits allows more influence over the “how.” If you know you need to let go of someone or something, then embracing change will give you more wiggle room in how that happens. If you resist the change — if change needs to force itself upon you — then whichever tsunami blasts through first will do the job. If you make big symbolic steps and even tiny real life movements toward the intuitive nudge to shift, then this transit will carry you forward in positive ways.

July 21 Venus enters Virgo: Hot and heavy Leo love cools down when Venus moves into sensible Virgo. Sensuality may increase, but so will realistic assessments of relationships. Careful not to nitpick! You can analyze relationships in a loving way. How does perfectionism play a role in your relationship with others or inside yourself? Bring head and body into the conversation with your heart. Which things work? Which things need work? July 21-August 15 asks you to explore your values and live from a space of devotion.

July 22 Sun enters Leo: The Sun shines bright in his home sign. This next month encourages confidence, warmth and following your heart. This is a good time to assert your will. Aim for dignity. If you work with crystals, you’ll find helpers in carnelian, tiger’s eye, amber and sunstone. Leo rules the heart, so this month reminds you to pay attention to cardiovascular heath. Give your hair some attention, too.

July 23 Full Moon in Aquarius at 10:37 p.m. Eastern. This Full Moon falls in very early Aquarius, close to the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction of Winter Solstice 2020. Hopes and intentions that couldn’t quite manifest then may release now — either fully formed, or upgraded into something more aligned with the Highest Good of All. Non-attachment is an Aquarian virtue that invites curiosity and innovation. Use this Full Moon to gain new perspective. Pay attention to sudden insights and intuitive downloads. The things we most need often sneak through the backdoor while we’re hanging out on the front porch.

July 27 Mercury enters Leo: These weeks until August 26 highlight self-expression with dramatic flair. Keep your sense of humor, and you’ll feel entertained. If ego gets the best of you, you’ll feel annoyed at braggadocio. Remember, when you point a finger at someone else, three fingers point back at you. We all need a healthy ego. Not too little, not too much — just the right amount of self-confidence and self-interest. Speak from the heart, and channel excess energy into creative projects.

July 28 retrograde Jupiter in Pisces returns to Aquarius: Jupiter’s move from Pisces to Aquarius marks a shift from spirituality to the mental realm. The rational mind might work overtime, undermining faith and optimism. We could also see a shift towards more tolerance and humanitarian concerns. Jupiter expands whatever he touches, and Aquarius rules the internet and innovation. Expect big things in these areas. Jupiter entered Aquarius from Capricorn on December 19, 2020 and created a giant “star” at the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction on Winter Solstice. On May 13, 2021, Jupiter left Aquarius for a brief foray in Pisces. This Aquarian period between July 28 – December 28, 2021 allows us to finish something started last December. By the time Jupiter returns to his watery home in Pisces, something will restore and expand our faith.

July 29 Mars enters Virgo: Break out that to do list. It’s time to “git ‘er done!” When Mars, planet of action, enters methodical, efficient Virgo, those nagging procrastination projects start barking louder. Just make your way through the chores, step by careful step. Try to keep your temper in check — especially anger caused by impatience or too much criticism. July 29 – September 14 offers cosmic support for personal projects, making a budget, improving your health, and upgrading habits.

July 31 – August 1 Mercury conjunct Sun in Leo: Depending on your timezone, this transit occurs in July or August. Both days will shine a light on communication. Ready or not, a fiery message gets through.

How July’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This monthly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.           – Laura


You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. (If you’re right on a cusp, consider both options, or book a reading for more clarity.)

THIRD QUARTER 2021 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

ARIES NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 offers a chance for rebirth. With wounded healer Chiron still transiting Aries, Pluto still squaring from Capricorn, Saturn sextiling from Aquarius, and Venus and the Sun in Libra (your South Node), this quarter could feel intense. Add to that the supportive activation from the transiting nodal axis, and Aries North Node natives will feel pressured to release, heal and move forward. “Intense” does not mean “negative.” Your Libra South Node interprets intensity as “bad,” but this is not the case for you. Aries thrives on intensity and challenge. You yearn to find better ways to get ahead — financially, in your health, in relationships, and in any latent goal. Own that ambition! You can transform desire into courage. Allow yourself to want and seek. This will feel unnatural or even “wrong” sometimes, but your soul desires more individuation this lifetime. When you take necessary action, you empower others to live in more authentic ways for them. They may learn to do things themselves, or develop other partnerships that meet their needs. You do you. Co-dependence hobbles you and makes you miserable. Aim for excellence and let the chips fall where they may. Make room for pleasant surprises.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 turns up the heat on Taurus North Node natives. In addition to a seven year stay of revolutionary Uranus in Taurus, squares from Aquarius and Leo add friction to your nodal axis. Questions will arise about where you’re headed and where you’ve been. Expect some changes in the way you think about the world, but these new energies will work to your benefit. We live in unprecedented times. Your North Node sign asks you to ground lightning strikes of inspiration and radical change into solid, grounded, Earth-loving pursuits. When in doubt, always come back to the Earth Element. Your Scorpio South Node PTSD might feel triggered this quarter, but you’re not here to crash and burn. You came here to live well. You already know about loss and recovery. Your soul wants to experience hope and the rewards of slow, steady movement “as if.” It’s OK to plan for your future. Find ways to build a sense of safety and security. Nurture growth. Your sign’s ruler, Venus, will transit Libra — the other sign she rules — from August 16-September 10, 2021. This transit empowers Venus, and her energies will quincunx your North Node. Make the most of this energy by creating or enjoying more beauty around your home and body.

GEMINI NORTH NODE: As the transiting North Node continues to move through Gemini, the stars align to get you back on path. Your experiences link closely to the collective right now. It might help to ponder the phrase, “As Within, So Without.” Do this with curiosity, not judgment. Your Sagittarius South Node can easily slip into the blame game, and that saps your energy. You can bring the best of the past into a new form in the present. This intense North Node Return every 18 years or so works in your favor. Whatever or whoever falls away does so because they’re not on path for you. “If not this, then something better” is not just a catch phrase. It becomes a guiding force when the transiting North Node passes through your sign. July encourages you to get grounded. This will improve your health and confidence. If you feel like taking a time out in August, follow that nudge. The dog days of summer make for good siestas or even a mini road trip. With a Gemini North Node, you don’t need to go far away to “get away.” Little trips shift your perspective and give a quick recharge. You’ll also save money, so small adventures allow more frequent forays. Above all, you need to add some fun into your life. Don’t get hung up on what’s supposed to be fun. Just focus on little moments of delight.

CANCER NORTH NODE: This quarter starts strong for Cancer North Node natives, with the Sun shining light in Cancer until July 23. The New Moon in Cancer on July 9-10 offers a karmic reset to help you plan for your future. Nostalgia may arise. Seek to balance the best of the past while also acknowledging where you’ve outgrown it. Allow yourself to daydream a little, then spin those fantasies into action. Uranus continues to sextile mid-Cancer from Taurus, bringing an urge to purge, in preparation for the softer side of life. Instead of judging yourself, experiment with viewing yourself in a new light: fresh, innocent. What qualities are you midwifing into being? You’ll recognize balance by how contracted or expansive you feel. Sometimes contractions trigger birth, so pay attention to emotional messages behind any apparent restrictions. Look for overall trends rather than freaking out if you feel the need to readjust. Shifting focus or needing support does not denote failure. Cancer North Node natives need to find a balance between loneliness or over-responsibility for others vs. cozy cooperation. If something stretches your comfort zone, lean into vulnerability. Share your limitations and ask for help. That stiff upper lip no longer serves you.

LEO NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 ramps up your positive North Node activations. Think “mastery.” Hone your craft and embrace those talents. July invites you to deepen your sense of purpose. Find a balance between form and function. Something should look and sound good, but it also needs to work! Full commitment will yield more satisfying results. Increased love of self and others pervades August. Your hard work in relationships begins to pay off as you integrate masculine and feminine, active and passive energies within yourself. Follow your heart, Leo. It leads you well. Take pride in your appearance, too. Really, you are worth it. September brings a chance to “level up” in all areas. Accept opportunities to dance in the spotlight — metaphorical or otherwise. Give yourself permission to engage anything that makes your heart smile. Earlier efforts bear fruit, and it tastes sweeter when you love who you are and what you do. Leo North Node natives know how to tap into the Aquarian energies of 2021 while adding just the right pizzazz. Don’t be afraid to stand out. It’s your destiny.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: This quarter reminds Virgo North Node natives to focus your mind on what you do want, then follow through with whatever steps you can take right now. When you mentally link something under your influence to something beyond your control, the tiniest shifts can start a chain reaction. Beware of your tendency to carry everyone else’s burden. Sometimes that weight grows too heavy. Practice discernment about which tasks are really essential, versus ones that only seem to fall to you. Your Pisces South Node surrenders to it all, whether or not you like it, and whether or not that fits who you’re becoming. Virgo sometimes earns a reputation of being too critical, but your life path requires you to decide what you do or do not want to experience. You don’t need to accept it all; in fact, you’re not supposed to. You don’t need to be all things to everyone. Boundaries allow you to frame relationships in ways that benefit all involved, including you. Use September’s New Moon in Virgo to clear the miasma. When in doubt, check in with your body. What does it tell you about this situation or relationship? Follow your body’s lead, then check in with your mind. When in doubt, the physical and mental realms guide you better than emotions or a too passive spiritual approach.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 invites you to “pay it forward.” Think “random acts of kindness” and even “service done in secret.” It’s not about personal accolades or taking credit. You’ll find extra satisfaction when you balance scales without making a big deal of it. As the transiting North Node, Saturn and sometimes Jupiter continue to trine your North Node sign, use this quarter to reassess how you give and receive. Venus, your sign ruler, graces Libra from August 16-September 10, 2021. Allow yourself to revel in beauty, harmony and creativity. You don’t always need to fight your way through. You can use your inner fire as a creative spark that brings into being more of the things you love. If you relax from trying to push so far ahead, you’ll find yourself on higher ground, and in good company. As Buckminster Fuller said, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Supportive energy from Aquarius makes you more innovative than usual. Look for partnerships that bring out the best in each of you. When you focus on grace, ease and love, you elevate life from mere survival to something exquisite.

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: Use this quarter to focus on feeling safe, secure and discreet. If the world seems like too much right now, then allow yourself a quiet retreat. Take five minutes — or five days — to focus on the cycle of your breath. In, then out, then in, then out. Ride the wave of the breath, and allow it to carry you to distant shores. If you feel trapped, ask to recognize the root of your illusions, and to see your way forward. You’re in a phase of friction, with intense energies squaring your nodal axis. Squares feel uncomfortable, but they produce results! Work these energies to your own advantage. Intuition serves you well, so pay attention. Whenever you see a “problem,” intend to recognize and receive the solution. Sometimes relief will come through other people, and that’s OK. Sometimes you’ll find relief through a deeper connection with your own unconscious or a mystical encounter with the Divine. Your soul wants you to realize how much support you really have. Much of this support comes from the invisible plane, but it does exist. Get in touch with your passions. Who or what gives you courage? Step into your own power by honoring the depth of your experience. Affirm to yourself, “I am strong.” Because you are.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 urges you to take the best of the past in preparation for a joyful, wise and strong future. As the transiting North Node continues to move through Gemini, you might feel 180 from most people you know. As always — but especially now — your inner guidance will lead you in better directions than mainstream anything. Deepen your connection with kindred spirits, and take time to dance instead of just plodding through life. When the urge for introspection arises, trust that this, too, is necessary and right for you. The transiting South Node, karmic Saturn and wounded healer Chiron bring a “fated” feeling to your encounters. This past year through December 2021 offers subtle (and sometimes dramatic) course corrections. Look back nine and eighteen years ago for insights into potential upgrades from old patterns. Who or what makes you feel strong? In which ways do you inspire and uplift others? Shine light in dark places. Your spirit soars when you find a philosophy of life that calms the chatter. If you feel overwhelmed by “monkey mind,” then mantra meditation can help. Pick a word or phrase in English, Sanskrit or whatever language triggers an expansive heart. Repeat, and ride into the zone.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: By late September, what seems like a loss in July will have revealed itself as a cosmic course correction. 2020’s intense dismantling, troubleshooting and restructuring prepared you to weather whatever storms arise. You can lean into your Cancer South Node intuition, but avoid getting lost in your emotions. Take a practical perspective, assessing what works and what doesn’t. Use the sword of truth to cut through confusion and maintain your integrity. Saturn rules Capricorn, and he’s the cosmic taskmaster. With Lord of the Underworld Pluto still in your North Node sign, Wounded Healer Chiron squaring from Aries, and all the July activity in Cancer, you’re not off the hook yet. Pay attention to anything that feels fated. This quarter might seem intense, but you can work these energies to your advantage. When in doubt, opt for “most efficient and functional.” Don’t allow yourself to feel guilty if you make delicious lemonade out of lemons. If your lemonade stand gains accolades, know that you deserve these. Nourish your skin this quarter, and do something to improve your posture. Practicing victory pose builds confidence and helps you step more into a leadership role.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2021 brings an unusual two Full Moon’s in Aquarius, adding extra energy to Saturn and Jupiter’s foray there. Your South Node also gets triggered by all the activity in Leo. Pay attention to encounters that seem fated. Some offer opportunities for new connection and collaboration, but just as many could involve release of old energies and karmic ties. Look back to mid-February 2021 to see which energies arose around the time of the New Moon in Aquarius. That was a super Aquarian time, and you’ve had six months to integrate those alignments. Take time to reflect on all the elements coming together. Who are you becoming? With Saturn retrograde in Aquarius until October 10, Third Quarter 2021 might still feel unfinished or restrained. Use this time to innovate and tinker with your “plans.” Whenever the North Node gets frequent or persistent hits, we feel the hand of destiny orchestrating events. Your ego might not like that, but your soul appreciates this course correction. Align your inner compass for the next 18 years.

PISCES NORTH NODE: This quarter begins with both of your North Node sign’s co-rulers in Pisces. Jupiter remains in Pisces until July 28, when he moves into Aquarius and then returns to Pisces on December 28. Neptune’s here for the long haul. Jupiter and Neptune make for extra strong Pisces energy, emphasizing beauty faith, and healing. July offers an introspective preview of 2022, so take notes on what you love and what you’d love to experience in more harmonious ways. When planning for your future, always leave room for the Great Mystery with a capital M. Your Virgo South Node wants to know what’s next — along with all the how’s — but that attitude leads to misery. You’ll feel more inspired, grounded and abundant when you prioritize the spiritual and emotional above the material and mental. August could challenge you with continued squares from the transiting nodal axis, as well as quincunx energy from Leo. Whenever you feel worried or discouraged, start a gratitude list. Your Virgo South Node loves lists! A gratitude list not only gives you something to do, it also reminds you of a much larger story unfolding through your life. Quiet power is still power. Allow the still, small voice to guide and soothe.

June 24, 2021 Full Moon in Capricorn

My June 2021 Forecast notes:

June 24 Full Moon in Capricorn at 2:40 p.m. Eastern. This Strawberry Moon hearkens back to the December 26, 2019 Solar Eclipse. Does something that occurred during that holiday season make more sense now? Explore ways in which you try to rationalize feelings. What’s really going on here? How can you balance self-sufficiency with the need to connect and share with others? Another round of Saturn sextile Chiron offers a chance to learn and heal through your Full Moon insights.

(2:40 p.m. Eastern is the correct time for the Full Moon. Sorry, my original June Forecast had a typo! Also, depending on your global location, the 2019 eclipse for you might have occurred on Christmas Day.)

I honed in on the echo of the December 25-26, 2019 Solar Eclipse, but I did not realize that the Sun point of this June 24, 2021 Full Moon exactly conjuncts the Trans Neptunian Object Echeclus. I mentioned Echeclus in my Summer Solstice post, because Echeclus closely trined Jupiter at the time Jupiter stationed retrograde. This created an “Echeclus flavor” to that potent day.

Echeclus deals with echoes throughout time — ways in which the past reverberates in the present and how the future can send signals back to the present. We can think of Echeclus as “synchronicity personified.” With Echeclus at 3°23′ Cancer so tightly conjuncting the Sun at 3°27′ Cancer at the time of the Full Moon, we can expect extra potent timeline bleedthroughs. Pay special attention to dreams, visions and déjà vu.

Mark Twain said, “History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” People or events might cycle back at new levels, shedding light on the original encounter, as well as flashing forward to “future memories.” I posted about the December 26, 2019 Solar Eclipse here, because of its extra powerful conjunction to Jupiter, trine Uranus in Taurus. Things set in motion on that day might click further into place now, because the Full Moon on June 24, 2021 activates the same point of the Sun, Moon and Jupiter back then.

Cupido is also at 3° Capricorn at the time of this Capricorn Full Moon. Cupido doesn’t always mean matchmaking, but it adds to an already potent combo of energies. To get into the mood, you might enjoy movies like “Moonstruck,” “Serendipity,” “Unleashed,” and “Still Breathing.”

Pluto in Capricorn opposite Venus in Cancer at the time of this Full Moon intensifies the emotions. This time encourages vulnerability, as love can heal the deepest, hidden wounds. Beware of any obsessive tendencies, especially in the area of relationships. In addition to secrets and intimacy, Venus opposite Pluto also deals with power struggles. Aim for power to, rather than power over. Empowerment instead of enchantment.

This Venus-Pluto theme gets echoed by Black Moon Lilith, who conjuncts the North Node at the time of the Full Moon. Lilith is a highly reactive energy, often connected with trauma, abuse and sovereignty. Balanced Lilith energy feels like a fairy godmother, a tantric lover, or Women Who Run with the Wolves. Imbalanced or repressed Lilith can trigger an autoimmune reaction, hysteria or “the blame game.” Spending time in nature eases Lilith reactivity. It can also tune you into your most natural self. Lilith keeps getting activated by recent key transits, so her meeting with the North Node at the time of the Full Moon comes as no accident. Awareness of inner and outer dynamics related to tyranny and sovereignty can help us to experience more of Lilith’s positive qualities in relation to collective destiny.

In addition to all the above intensity, Asteroid Requiem conjuncts the Sun-Echeclus point of this Full Moon. According to Alex’s Astrology:

Requiem was named for the Funeral Mass for the dead by its discoverer, whose mother died the day it was found.

Astrologically, Requiem is a marker of death, change or transformation. It can also indicate acknowledgement of grief, honors paid to the dead, remembrance of those departed, and monuments. There can be sense of cessation, or rest from labors, and acceptance of change or loss, coming to terms with loss.

Something or someone will end on or around the time of this Full Moon. Death can be metaphorical, but these energies suggest that whatever it is will be deeply felt. They also suggest a rightness and perfect synchronization of events. A need to go deep. An order to stop manipulating or being manipulated. A primal call to honor sovereignty of body, mind and soul.

Also take a look back to Summer Solstice 2016. I could go full astro nerd, but my explanation would make your head spin! I just want to shine light on potential patterns and connections. Try not to overthink things. Full Moons highlight emotions, and your emotions are raw energy. If you’ve felt synchronicity running through your life but don’t recognize it on the exact Full Moon date, don’t worry about it!

General transits affect people in different ways, depending on what they trigger in your natal chart. Approach this one with curiosity, and see what unfolds.

Time reverberates in non-linear ways. Sometimes things only become clear (or significant) in hindsight. Your job is to pay attention and live as well as you can in each moment. The Centaur Pholus also conjuncts this Full Moon at 4° Capricorn. Pholus is the small thing, BIG EFFECT trigger. Pholus and Jupiter also conjuncted the 2019 Solar Eclipse, trining Uranus. That combo with volatile Uranus increased the impact of very small things linking to even BIGGER EFFECTS.

Again, whatever happens on or around June 24 might seem minor — like a butterfly flapping its wings in New York, yet somehow causing the storm that clears into a rainbow somewhere else. As events unfold, we’ll recognize how well orchestrated the cosmos is. For now, it’s enough to know that some things will prove much more important than they first appear.

Pay attention!

Happy Father’s Day and Happy Solstice!

To all the men out there playing father roles –whether by birth, marriage/partnership, mentoring, or adoption — Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for modeling the sacred masculine for our next generation. We need your strength and love in this world. Thank you for having the courage to keep showing up.

To everyone, a very Happy Solstice!

I shared in my June 2021 Forecast:

June 20 Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere (Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere). The Sun moves into Cancer at 11:32 p.m. Eastern time. This is also the day that Jupiter stations retrograde in Pisces. This date feels like taking the deepest breath all year. Pause before you exhale. We’re almost halfway through 2021. Whether you’ve liked it or not, make a gratitude list for the year thus far. Gratitude invites more blessings. “Not yet” doesn’t always mean “no.”

With Jupiter, one of the co-rulers of Pisces, stationing retrograde, we might feel the taste of hope deferred or a wavering of faith. Use this time to go inward, recognizing that faith builds through a process of relationship. Things ebb and flow, but the connection remains. The quiet moments speak volumes when we learn to listen.

This is a good time from Dreamwork, meditation, creativity, and self-discovery. “That which you seek is also seeking you” … but sometimes you already are that which you seek. Jupiter retrograde gives you a wonderful opportunity to pay attention to details. This particular Jupiter Rx stations at 2°11′ Pisces. Jupiter trines the Trans Neptunian Object Echeclus at 2°56′ Cancer and the Sun as it moves from 29° Gemini to 0° Cancer. In other words, Echeclus punctuates this Solstice.

On Amable’s blog, Transneptunian Astrology, there is this interesting observation about Echeclus: “When Echeclus is activated, there are time connections between past, present and future. Usually something of the past has imposing influence in the present, and something of the present can have an imposing influence in the future, and vice versa, like in the movies “The Kid” (2000), “Family Man” (2000), “Pay it Forward” (2000), “Frequency” (2000), “The Lake House” (2006, remake of “Il Mare” South Corean film of 2000), “Deja vu” (2006), “Tomb Raider: Legend” (PS2, 2006), “Star Trek” (1979) and “Tess” (1979).


“Learning to switch time perspectives allows us to shift our attention easily between the past, present and future, and consciously adapt our mindset to any given situation.” (Amable’s blog is no longer active. The above quote comes from Zane Stein’s longer write up, which you can find here.)

To me, this trine on an extra potent Solstice and Jupiter station day urges us to explore non-linear time. Look for echoes running in past, present and future. Time is MUCH bendier than most people realize, and Wheel of the Year days emphasize the portal aspects and fractal nature of time. Moments between now and mid-October will make this even more apparent.

Eclipse Beauties

After the intense weirdness of the May 26 Lunar Eclipse, I wondered if this one would feel odd, too. I awoke about fifteen minutes before the 6:53 a.m. Annular Solar Eclipse, but we had overcast skies and light fog at that time. No worries, I didn’t want to see it anyway. I just wanted to be conscious in case any followup messages came through.

I did receive two confirming dreams, but without this eclipse triggering my natal Neptune-Mercury opposition, I’ve had far less dream bleedthrough into waking life.

This eclipse and Mercury Retrograde closely conjunct my natal Saturn. With Neptune squaring Mercury Retrograde and the eclipse itself, any revelations today could seem unclear or foggy. In my case, I feel clear, but only because today’s dreams repeated messages I’ve received for over two years. Mercury Rx offers a wonderful time to re- anything. Repeat, review, re-evaluate, resign, release … .

These lilies just bloomed today. They seem so sunshine filled that I thought I’d share them and a few other snapshots from this morning’s garden:

Wishing you a smiling heart and a Happy Eclipse!

New Moon in Taurus ~ May 11, 2021

In my May 2021 Forecast, I wrote:

May 11 New Moon in Taurus at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Even more so than usual, this New Moon offers the promise of new life. Like the dove symbolizing the end of the Great Flood, this New Moon in Taurus promises rewards for those who manage to follow and maintain their faith amidst trying circumstances. If you’ve weathered the storm, remember to watch for rainbows.

I based this interpretation on the Sabian Symbol for 21°18’ Taurus. (Always round up for Sabian Symbols.) Here’s the full description for this degree of Sun and Moon:

PHASE 52 (TAURUS 22°): WHITE DOVE FLYING OVER TROUBLED WATERS.

KEYNOTE: The spiritual inspiration that comes to the individual in the overcoming of crisis.

Here also we are confronted with a symbol of guidance, and the dove flying over troubled waters reminds one of the story of Noah and the Ark. Noah met his and mankind’s crisis courageously and in complete obedience to God’s promptings. The test completed, he received the dove’s message. It is a message from the Holy Spirit announcing a new Dispensation. This symbolic scene can be applied to personal crises resulting from emotional upheavals or from the irruption of unconscious forces and impulses into the consciousness — if the crisis has been faced in the right spirit.

This second stage symbol is in contrast to the preceding one because here it is not the product of a culture, a “book,” but instead the rhythm of cosmic, God-ordained cycles that reveals its conclusive beat through a living and concretely significant sign — a REWARD TO THE FAITHFUL.

(See more Sabian Symbols by Dane Rudhyar here.)

In other words, keep the faith — whatever that means to you. If you’ve sensed something unfolding but don’t yet see solid proof, take the necessary steps available now. Continue to operate as if.

BLACK MOON LILITH

Black Moon Lilith closely conjuncts this New Moon, only a degree away. I highlighted Black Moon Lilith at the recent Scoprio Full Moon, and this New Moon in Taurus conjunct Lilith intensifies her relevance. From the Scorpio Full Moon post:

Black Moon Lilith — also in Taurus right now — also deals with issues of sexual abuse, human trafficking, the Shadow, sovereignty of the body, and power to vs. power over. …

I think of Black Moon Lilith as a female version of Pluto and Scorpio combined with Uranus. Like Pluto, she deals with taboo, shameful, and sexual topics, but like Pluto, the rewards of Lilith bring regeneration and a renewed natural state. Like Scorpio, Lilith wants true intimacy, but when she feels attacked, she reacts with a poison sting. Like Uranus, Lilith hates feeling restricted or censored. She wants to break free at any and all costs. Come hell or high water, restrained Lilith will fight chains and burn bridges.

It is possible to embrace and harness Black Moon Lilith energy, to reclaim it as a kind of Women Who Run with the Wolves natural empowerment … or the old hag turning into the fairy godmother or beautiful maiden once treated with respect.

Respect is key to calming Lilith.

If the April 29 Full Moon triggered any autoimmune reactions, Lilith behaviors, issues, or people in your life, this New Moon offers a chance to reset and renew. Repression only makes Lilith more volatile. Practice listening to the deep, dark, mysterious, and wild feminine within and around you. Use Earthy Taurus embodiment to ground and honor that energy.

MERCURY CONJUNCT NORTH NODE

At the time of the New Moon, Mercury the Messenger remains in close contact with the transiting North Node. This meeting offers new communication and understanding about our collective destiny.

Asteroid Tantalus exactly conjuncts the North Node, though, so any revelations will probably not go far enough. At least not yet. We get the word “tantalize” from Tantalus. No matter how much some people want to shout from the rooftops, the time is not yet ripe. If you have planets at or aspecting 9-12° Gemini, this could play out in personal ways. With the transiting North Node involved, it also very much pertains to the collective.

NEPTUNE AND PLUTO

Speaking of the collective, Neptune — the bigger picture planet of mysticism, the collective unconscious, illusion and disillusion — sextiles this New Moon from Pisces, while Pluto trines it from Capricorn. These supportive aspects offer deep and far ranging cosmic insights, but that Tantalus placement on the North Node keeps these collective insights somewhat nebulous and inarticulate.

Pay attention to intuition, dreams, deep feelings, and synchronicities. Always pay attention to these, but especially so around this New Moon. The information you surmise might not take tangible form or seem relevant just yet, but some of it will prove valuable by the June 24 Full Moon. Taurus energy takes awhile to unfold. When it finally does come into being, you can count on it.

April 11, 2021 ~ New Moon in Aries

My April 2021 Forecast noted:

April 11 New Moon in Aries at 10:31 p.m. Eastern Daylight time. This New Moon conjuncts Venus (~within 4 degrees), which exactly squares Pluto. Expect seductive friction between the deep unconscious underworld and the goddess of love. Light of the Sun, emotions of the Moon deepen the intimacy and love of this New Moon reset. The Pluto/Persephone myth feels extra relevant with all the Spring energies in the Northern Hemisphere. What once felt dead and barren pushes through and flowers. This New Moon/Venus conjunction sextiles Mars in Gemini, bringing courage to fight for love and beauty.

With Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Chiron all in Aries, this New Moon emphasizes new beginnings and a sense of rebirth. According to Dane Rudhyar, the Sabian Symbol for 23° Aries is:

A PREGNANT WOMAN IN LIGHT SUMMER DRESS.                        

KEYNOTE: Fecundity.

INNER FULFILLMENT. (See full symbol interpretation here.)

In other words, most of the energy of this New Moon bodes well, especially for people who’ve “done their inner work” over the past long, strange year. The imagery reminds me of the Empress card, one meaning of which is “a woman carefully planning for her future.”

Rider-Waite-Smith deck

Traditionally, the Empress is a pregnant young woman, surrounded by physical abundance and the shield of Venus. We can think of her as Mother Nature, or the divine feminine life force energy. Queen of the Land as the Great Cosmic Mother.

What’s been gestating inside of you during the past six months to a year? Venus square Pluto and the New Moon suggests something deep, passionate and lovely. An element of secrecy remains until the actual birth, but by now, signs of pregnancy and fecundity abound — at least for those who know where and how to look.

A fresh sense of optimism and potential softens the intensity of Pluto squaring Venus, Sun and Moon.

April 2021 Forecast and Second Quarter North Node Horoscopes

APRIL 2021 FORECAST

April offers softer energy than we’ve felt so far in 2021. This gentleness and all direct planets (until April 27) suggest that things can begin to move forward more easily after a long, slow, surreal First Quarter. Do not mistake subtlety for lack of passion. The end of the month releases massive amounts of pent up love.

April 1 Mercury sextile Pluto. This transit favors investigation and deep conversations about shame, darkness, death and rebirth. A gentle time to reveal secrets and hidden things.

April 6 Venus sextile Mars: a low key alignment of cosmic lovers. No need to push or rush. This transit encourages confidence and an ability to soothe and smooth rough edges in relationships — romantic or otherwise.

(Mars and Venus, by Botticelli, c 1485. National Gallery, London)

April 9th, Saturn trine the transiting North Node. Saturn, Lord of Karma, creates a butterfly effect with Wounded Healer Chiron and the transiting nodal axis — where we’ve been as a collective, and where we need to go. These harmonious trine and sextile alignments literally look like a butterfly, but they also offer potential for small adjustments to trigger major healing and realignment with destiny. Because these points move somewhat slowly, we’ll continue to feel this butterfly effect throughout the month. Pay attention when coincidences and inner guidance suggest new structures, directions and/or discipline. The next few weeks might feel like a much needed series of cosmic chiropractic adjustments. Trust the process. It will allow for greater ease and flexibility in the long run.

April 11 New Moon in Aries at 10:31 p.m. Eastern Daylight time. This New Moon conjuncts Venus (~within 4 degrees), which exactly squares Pluto. Expect seductive friction between the deep unconscious underworld and the goddess of love. Light of the Sun, emotions of the Moon deepen the intimacy and love of this New Moon reset. The Pluto/Persephone myth feels extra relevant with all the Spring energies in the Northern Hemisphere. What once felt dead and barren pushes through and flowers. This New Moon/Venus conjunction sextiles Mars in Gemini, bringing courage to fight for love and beauty.

April 14 Venus enters her home sign Taurus at 2:22 p.m. Eastern time. Emphasis turns to pleasure, finance and self-esteem. Venus remains in Taurus until May 8, giving us three weeks ripe for romance and at-home spa dates. Moisturize those elbows, start an exercise program, and celebrate your sensual side.

April 19 Mercury and the Sun enter Taurus. A good time for humor, creativity and earthy endeavors. Mercury in Taurus could steady and ground unstable communication, and also encourage slow, deliberate analysis and explanation. The Sun brings a month of light and energy to the most Hobbit-like sign. Enjoy good food, good drink and a good dose of common sense.

April 23 Mars enters Cancer and remains there until June 12. The fiery warrior can feel frustrated in watery Cancer. You’ll reap more from this transit by honoring emotions as a source of power. Get in touch with your feelings. Notice how they ebb and flow. Intentions will manifest easier during times of the Waxing Moon (between New Moon and Full Moon). You’ll find it easier to release things during a Waning Moon (between the Full Moon and New Moon). True in general, this proves extra useful while Mars moves through Mother Moon’s sign.

April 26th Full Moon in Scorpio at 11:31 p.m. Eastern. This Full Moon occurs amidst those beautiful, supportive trines and sextiles of Saturn and Chiron to the transiting nodal axis (where we’ve been as a collective and where we’re headed). Watch for healing lessons that allow individuals and society to move forward, releasing that which no longer serves. This Full Moon will feel extra deep and introspective, since Scorpio’s ruler Pluto stations retrograde the next day. Prepare for a soulful dive into the Underworld. People fear the dark, but that’s where we find the jewels.

April 30 Sun conjunct Uranus. The fiery Sun ignites lightning bolt Uranus. This meeting occurs with messenger Mercury, goddess of love Venus, rebel Uranus and wild woman Black Moon Lilith all in slow, sensual Taurus — while the feminine Moon in patriarchal Capricorn opposes macho Mars in (s)motherly Cancer. Expect the unexpected, but this combination might feel like Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell.

Find ways to ground spontaneous knowing and inspired rebellion into tangible form. If you feel trapped or frustrated, funnel that energy into determination. Not only is there light at the end of this tunnel — but flashes of a wildly authentic new reality. Allow these visions to guide you through more mundane parts of the journey. Remember, “Little by little one travels far.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

How April’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This monthly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.           – Laura

You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. (If you’re right on a cusp, consider both options, or book a reading for more clarity.)

SECOND QUARTER 2021 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

ARIES NORTH NODE: Second Quarter explodes into your life with good intentions. Your nodal axis ignites with all the activity in Aries, Aquarius and Gemini. Air feeds Fire, and your passion for justice alternately flickers and burns strong over the next three months. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Righting injustice requires you to wield your own sword of truth and liberation. Late April through early June could spark inner tension and doubt as Mars moves through Cancer. Use these shadowboxing moments to gain strength and clarity about what you need to succeed. Keep your eye on the prize, and create an action plan to address obstacles. Summon courage and take the lead. Beware of codependent behaviors that sneak in when you least expect. Pay more attention to how well things work than to how they look or what others might think. Try something new this quarter. Tradition is no match for mavericks.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: Law of Attraction comes into prominent play in Second Quarter 2021. April and May feature a lot of energy in your North Node sign — some of it potentially disruptive, with ongoing squares from Aquarius, too. Your Scorpio South Node already knows trauma drama, so focus attention on thriving no matter what. Taurus benefits from small, steady steps and habits. A daily mindfulness, yoga and/or breath practice will allow you to find and maintain your center, no matter what erupts around you. Learn to calm the volcano before it explodes. Yes, you know how to rise from the ashes, but you’ve already been there, done that. Focus on the finer things in life. You deserve quality in every area. If it requires determination, know you’re worth it. You don’t need to broadcast those desires. Few people can fathom your long term trajectory. Just keep going. Your sign ruler Venus comes home on April 14. Bask in her beauty, encouragement and love. Once you gather momentum, it carries you far.

GEMINI NORTH NODE: Stay strong, my friends! Second Quarter 2021 helps you awaken from the nightmare into something fresh and more relaxed. Deception, trickery and duplicity bother you more than most North Node natives, because your Sagittarius South Node loves Truth with a capital T. The Truth. One life lesson involves learning to look at things from many angles, choosing to embrace things in the best possible way for you. If something’s not working, pivot a little to the left or right. Do this often enough, and life becomes a dance. Focus less on getting things “right” and more on play. Pay attention to synchronicities. Mercury the Messenger rules your North Node sign, and makes you extra adept at tracking clues. Get creative, even if you only delight yourself. Little things matter, especially if they help you move through negative feelings caused by focusing on what you don’t want. Whenever you fixate, turn your gaze to something else. Literally. Turn your head; move your eyes. Welcome the new insights this practice brings.

CANCER NORTH NODE: Second Quarter 2021 involves some heavy lifting and hard work. If you feel burdened by caring for others, remember to pause for self-nurturing. Yes, you need this — especially when you think you don’t have time for it! Gather your spiritual tools and honor your changing moods and needs. This, too, shall pass. You have what it takes to do what must be done. If you allow for a more feminine, receptive approach, you’ll find support where you least expect. Moments of magic sneak into your awareness as you realize how all the elements converge to guide events. Lean into your emotions instead of trying to avoid them. Emotions bring raw energy, which can fuel desire and manifestation. When you align yourself with emotional tides, their flow carries you where you need to go. Invite quiet power and gentle commitment as you nurture new things into being. Breathe through any birth pangs, knowing the release will open space in the cosmic womb of creation. Sometimes you need to push, but you’re not alone anymore. Accept the support on offer.

LEO NORTH NODE: This next quarter is pivotal for Leo North Node natives, but you don’t control the timing. Major activations from the collective nodal axis in Gemini and Sagittarius, planets traversing your Aquarius South Node, and potent squares from all the activity in Taurus bring a sense of destiny and order as events unfold of their own accord. You still need to pay attention, because some of these energies create friction; however, any irritation will be productive and lead to more balanced living. Pay special attention to your physical and emotional bodies. When in doubt, choose moderation, because you could easily drive yourself too hard. No need to push, Leo! If your world feels upside down or inside out, recognize the temporary nature of these feelings. Even though you don’t know the exact how or when, slowly and surely, you’ve been building a more heartfelt foundation from which you can thrive and shine. As you gain clarity on old relationships and habits, relish moments to dance and play. Love is in the air — whether new love or a deeper love for your beautiful, radiant self. Open your heart and soak in the sunlight.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: Second Quarter 2021 brings creativity and hard work, but you’ll enjoy the process. It’s easy to get excited about something new, but you need to stick with it in order to reap the real benefits. Keep showing up, day by day, moment by moment, and those castles in the sky will take form in the here and now. Cultivate balance between daydreams and action. You need both in order to find success and satisfaction. Too much daydreaming leads to inaction. Keeping your nose to grindstone too long leads to burnout. Build in tiny breaks throughout your workday — moments of calm amidst the hustle bustle. Five minutes of chair yoga enhances overall productivity. Practice developing realistic expectations for yourself and others. Again, balance is key. Beware the pedestal that tips over and leads to disillusion. No one’s perfect. Troubleshooting and accurate assessments of strength and weakness help you to bring more of what you like into being. It’s OK to use your left brain sometimes! When married to the creative, intuitive side, that left brain brings accountability, punctuality and dreams come true. If you’ve slipped into old habits or addictions, get back on the wagon. Life flows better when you do.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: This next quarter brings activation from so many different angles that Libra North Node natives may need a time out to catch up. Practice patience as you view things from a new perspective. Your Aries South Node loves to rush in, but fast action is not always right action. Your mental realm of thought, words and intentions could undergo significant shifts from April thru June 2021. If you don’t know where you’re going, don’t just forge ahead. You’ll save time and heartache if you first allow yourself to integrate new information and experiences. Wise counsel from a trusted friend or elder may prove key to your success and happiness. Bring partners into any decisions that would affect them, too. Pay attention to dreams — especially “bad” ones. So called nightmares help you navigate challenges in your sleep so that you can move forward better in waking life. If something seems confusing or outrageous, ask for help and clarity. When possible, seek the middle way and compromise. Sometimes situations just need a little modification. Focus on bridge building. You do not need to burn bridges. If you lean into the astro energies this quarter, they’ll do a lot of the work for you. Peace in, peace out.

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: Second Quarter 2021 brings golden opportunities, provided you move beyond Taurus South Node over-concern about finances, health, and security. Scorpio North Node natives resist change … and yet, of all the North Node signs, yours most thrives through change. Notice any tendencies to latch onto the worst case scenario. When you catch yourself doing this, affirm your intention to recognize and receive the blessings. All is not as it appears. Instead of cowering in fear, boldly explore better options. Like an alchemist transmuting baser metals into gold, that which no longer serves you will transform into deeper, richer, and more fulfilling life. Allow this process of rebirth to occur. You can’t stop the life force energy, but you can align with it. You can dance with change. You are strong, mysterious and magical. Like the phoenix, you rise from the ashes, again and again. This is life, the exuberant tulip bursting through soil as winter’s grip subsides. You have an uncanny ability to go deep and high, to contract and expand. You’re a supernova. Once you accept this about yourself, you will always find the light. You have spiritual protection, the best security force in the Universe.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: The world is at your feet! If you’ve felt cooped up this past year, get out and go somewhere. Travel helps you magnetize joy and abundance to your life. As the transiting South Node continues to make its way through your North Node sign, you might feel opposite to the collective experience. That’s OK. You need to follow your own intuitive guidance. Second Quarter 2021 brings opportunities for greater community, love and financial support. If it feels right to you, then don’t be afraid to commit to something that makes your heart sing. Just because the rest of the world remains in a kind of surreal pause doesn’t mean you need to fidget and twiddle your thumbs. This time, right now, offers rainbows and the proverbial pot of gold. Keep your eyes open and faith high. Seek Truth and allow yourself to believe in good things. Old contacts could resurface with positive results. If you hear from someone “out of the blue,” ask your angels to reveal the higher purpose of this connection. Destiny level transits are in play for you. Nothing’s random — pay attention to synchronicities. If you feel adrift, check out Robert Moss’s book, “The Three Only Things.”

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: Second Quarter 2021 brings a time of introspection and reflection. Notice any tension between your desires and opportunities to fulfill them. Pay attention to offers on the periphery of normal life. What seems insignificant or random right now deserves consideration. You might still opt for something more familiar, but do explore things outside your comfort zone. Your Cancer South Node gets triggered this quarter, which might make you feel more cautious than usual. If you feel the urge to run and hide, hang out for a little while longer. Breathe through any negative self talk, and focus on your gifts and skills. What do you already know? In which areas have you earned some authority? How can you feel more confident? Capricorn North Node natives are born leaders. As much as you enjoy hiding in your Cancer South Node shell, you’ll find fulfillment by accepting responsibility and putting yourself out there. You’ll also feel more secure as you gain self-sufficiency. Mature partnerships work for you, but beware of codependent relationships. Does someone make you feel small or insecure? Do you baby people instead of empowering them to stand on their own two feet? Honor your own and others’ natural growth process.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: The long beginning of a new cycle. With Saturn and Jupiter continuing in Aquarius, and a bunch of planets squaring from Taurus and trining from Gemini, Aquarius North Node natives activate throughout Second Quarter 2021. This process began on Winter Solstice 2020. Aquarius receives sudden inspiration, yet it’s a Fixed Sign. Aquarius is zany and unpredictable, but hopefully not foolhardy. Destiny’s smiling on you right now. Trust in the mantra “If not this, then something better.” You don’t need to jump at the first opportunity. Love, security, community, and a return to innocence are all on offer. Allow yourself to define these terms in unconventional ways. Ongoing nodal activations encourage new understanding of yourself in context to a larger whole. Aquarius is the Water Bearer. Consider what it means to bear water — to parched land or a thirsty stranger, to some cause that tugs on your heart. Focus on gratitude, especially in April. In what ways does your cup overflow? May asks you to explore connections with other beings. These could include people, as well as animals or your environment. How can you feel more integral to the web of life? June brings opportunities to release old injuries. Forgiveness of self and others frees and energizes you.

PISCES NORTH NODE: Second Quarter 2021 brings a possibility of travel. If you feel blind right now, unable to see clearly, breathe through the anxiety. Focus on one breath at a time, following it in, then out, then in, then out. Pausing between each breath reminds you of the importance of sometimes not doing anything at all. Just observe. You can move into the unknown with Grace. You don’t always need to know your 5-year plan. Ground any nervous energy with regular exercise. Forget “no pain, no gain.” Instead, focus on whatever feels good to body and soul. Spend time in nature, roll out your yoga mat, or trance dance under the stars. Pay attention to younger people, or to younger iterations of yourself. What wisdom did you embody before you felt the need to grow up? Learn to wander and wonder. Recognize a Higher Power that moves through you with its own goals. As you align yourself with All That Is, you cleanse away those niggling should’s, but’s, and what if’s. Practice being here now, moment by moment. Again, follow your breath, pausing in between each breath. These potent pauses in life generate success. The more you focus on quieting your mind and tuning into your spirit, the wiser you become.